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Paul Aplers

paul alpersAs a young boy at the age of 5 years old, Paul’s father, Loren, introduced him to the outdoors by taking him crappie fishing & hunting. This hooked Paul on the outdoors for life. As he grew older Paul learned it wasn't all about what you caught or shot, it was the time you spent with friends and family and the enjoyment of the outdoors.

In 1978 Paul started his own business - Alpers Turkey Service. He continued this occupation for 20 years. During, that time Paul had the privilege of taking several people hunting and fishing and introducing them to the outdoors.

Paul’s dream and goal in life was to have a business that would involve working with people in the outdoors. In 1996 his dream came true. Paul was approached to be an owner of Crappie USA. For seven years he worked with many people young and old introducing them to tournament fishing and new techniques.

In 2003, Joe Miller & Paul founded a new company called Crappie Masters, along with Bass Pro Shops, and started a new adventure with a tournament trail that had a guaranteed purse of $10,000. This excited the anglers. There were 132 teams that showed up from 16 states. History was made in the crappie fishing industry. In 2008 Paul started and hosted Crappie Masters TV which helped increase sales and exposure for our national sponsors and introducing many new techniques to crappie anglers throughout the US.

They are also very proud of our young kids fishing program which has produced many scholarships for these youngsters. In 2014 Paul sold Crappie Masters to Mike Valentine, a good friend, and they are still carrying on the tradition today.

And as for Paul, he is still working in the outdoors and always will as long as he can, helping people and young kids which are our future. He is currently working with Missouri Hunting & Fishing Adventures & Kids fishing for education. Paul thanks GOD for creating the outdoors and letting him live the dream he always wished for and the opportunity to help others young and old.